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Rud, A. G.; Garrison, Jim – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Reverence is a forgotten virtue in teaching and learning. Indeed, it is a largely forgotten virtue in American society. This book argues that there is much more to teaching students than merely imparting knowledge. Good teaching involves forming character, molding destinies, creating an enduring passion for learning, appreciating beauty, caring…
Descriptors: Caring, Intimacy, Religious Factors, Creativity
Drury, Darrel; Baer, Justin – Harvard Education Press, 2011
At its heart are the National Education Association's "Status of the American Public School Teacher" surveys, which are conducted every five years and offer unprecedented insights into the professional lives and experiences of teachers nationwide. This volume analyzes and summarizes the survey's findings, while also offering commentaries…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools
Busher, Hugh – Open University Press, 2006
This book shows how school leaders at all levels "from the most senior manager to the classroom teacher" can help to build learning communities through collaborating and negotiating with their colleagues, students and students' parents and carers, as well as with external agencies and local communities, to sustain and develop the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Inclusive Schools
Hilty, Eleanor Blair, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Over the past two decades, numerous textbooks have been published on teacher leadership; however, this is the only volume that provides a definitive overview of the scholarship and writing being done in the field of teacher leadership. This book introduces the reader to the scholarship of over 35 authors, and thus, becomes an essential tool needed…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Educational Change, School Administration
Valverde, Leonard A. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
As a result of multiple unfavorable circumstances, public schools have been unable to effectively educate America's most disadvantaged student population--Latinos. In this book, the author contends that it is imperative to reinvent schools in order to provide a viable education for these students. This book starts with the past, points out the…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Mexican Americans, Educational Improvement, Hispanic American Students
Zucker, Andrew A. – Harvard Education Press, 2008
In this timely and thoughtful book, Andrew Zucker argues that technology can and will play a central role in efforts to achieve crucial education goals, and that it will be an essential component of further improvement and transformation of schools. The book is marked not only by Zucker's cutting-edge sophistication about digital technologies, but…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Educational Objectives
Dattilo, John – Sagamore-Venture, 2017
In "Inclusive Leisure Services" (4th ed.), John Dattilo discusses the importance of including all people in leisure services, offering an educational model for learning about considerations and strategies to promote inclusive leisure services. He begins each chapter with an orientation activity including questions to stimulate reflection…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Inclusion, Ethics, Barriers
Earley, Penelope M., Ed.; Imig, David G., Ed.; Michelli, Nicholas M., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
What constitutes a high quality teacher education program and what standards teacher candidates should meet before receiving their teaching credential? This volume advances deep understanding of the nature and sources of policy affecting the preparation of teachers in the U.S. and the conflicts or interconnections of these policies with the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Social Justice, World Views, Teacher Education Programs
Pearl, Art, Ed.; Pryor, Caroline R., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
This book presents the findings of eleven teacher educators as they examine the meaning of democracy and its application to classroom practice. There is a shared belief among all contributors to this volume: that incorporating democratic practice into teacher education is an essential requirement to introducing democratic practices in K-12…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Decision Making, Personality, Minority Groups
Senese, Guy; Page, Ralph – 1995
As long as profit can be made from ignoring or cultivating the ignorance of working people, education for their children in the best sense will remain a difficult goal. This book delineates in three case studies how American myths of emancipation and upward mobility work as images of delusion. The frontier of space, the arena of sports, and the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Sociology
Rush, Sharon E. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This book questions the educational suitability of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in the classroom. The author argues that the book teaches misguided lessons about race relations. "Huck Finn's 'Hidden' Lessons" challenges the more typical understanding of Huck Finn and guides readers through an analysis that demonstrates how racism functions…
Descriptors: United States Literature, Race, Novels, Democratic Values
Hunt, Donald C. – 1978
A series of opinions on many facets of the administration of cooperative education programming is presented. Part One reviews the philosophy of cooperative education including Lawrence Canjar's "convert" speech, a comparison of experiential and cooperative education, and discussions of parallel programs. In Part Two employers discuss cooperative…
Descriptors: College Credits, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs
Tagg, John – 2003
The author of this book argues that innovations do not transform colleges because higher education faces a problem of scale. The book identifies two paradigms: "organizational," which is the overall theory-in-use of an organization; and "instructional," which incorporates the mission of higher education institutions to provide instruction in the…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Development
Christenbury, Leila – Teachers College Press, 2007
Leila Christenbury is well known as a writer and researcher in English Education: her classic book "Making the Journey," [ED437654] now in its third edition, has been a guide to countless middle and high school language arts teachers. In her new book, this veteran teacher and teacher educator reveals what did and---more surprisingly---did not…
Descriptors: Middle Class, High Schools, English Teachers, High Stakes Tests
Gurian, Michael; Henley, Patricia – 2001
This book focuses on brain-based research to explore why boys and girls learn differently and how educators and parents can use that information to create the ultimate early childhood, elementary, or secondary classroom for both boys and girls. Part 1 of the book presents research findings from three primary points of view: (1) neurological and…
Descriptors: Brain, Change Strategies, Children, Classroom Environment
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